At the 2017 Bricks Cascade, LEGO enthusiast Blair Archer shared his amazing Xenomorph bust with Beyond the Brick. Blair has been working on it for 3 years, mostly looking for certain parts or waiting for them to exist and fit his vision.
At nearly 8 lb. and made of 2,863 pieces, The Mountain Cave is LEGO’s biggest Minecraft set yet. It packs a ton of features and figures, including a track and an elevator for its two minecarts, a light brick, a slime with two mini slimes inside it, and Steve and Alex minifigs.
To launch the Smithsonian’s new wing, The Nation We Build Together, LEGO Master builder Erik Varszegi designed a 9 foot-tall replica of Lady Liberty, using 25,375 bricks. The 1/32-scale sculpture will be on display at The National Museum of American History through 2017.
Beyond the Brick met up with builder Tom Atkinson at Brickworld Chicago 2017 for an extensive tour of this seemingly endless LEGO machine built collaboratively by LEGO fans who each worked on their own modules which linked together. That ferris wheel was amazing.
LEGO Technic builder Attika created this awesome open-frame 4-wheel drive, Android-controlled car tuned for mad drifting action. It’s got a working drivetrain, brakes, lights, and looks like a blast at to speed. Action footage at 3:30, and lots of build images on Flickr.
One of the cooler LEGO Technic kits out there is the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. It’s simply stunning. But that didn’t stop the guys from c’t Magazine from taking theirs and smashing it into a wall, with the help of the German automotive safety group ADAC and their crash test facility.
SillyBrickPics custom-made LEGO minifig set was clearly inspired by artist Bob Ross. It comes complete with his curly perm, a painter’s palette, easel, canvas, and jars of paint. We can already imagine him teaching the joy of painting to other minifigs in hush tones.